If done properly, juicing can be a nourishing source of enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber that aid digestion, enhance detoxification, cleanse the liver, strengthen immunity, boost metabolism, assist weight loss, and support overall health. [Read more…]
Our ancestors experienced short bursts of “flight-or-fight response” stress from running away from wild animals or catching the day’s dinner. With endless “to-do” lists, errands to run, family events and work deadlines, we’re constantly exposed to stress. This chronic stress releases hormones that increase blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar. This type of long-term stress can take a major toll on your health by sabotaging weight loss efforts and contributing to numerous problems including hormonal imbalances and digestive issues. Incorporate the following tips into your routine to greatly reduce your overall stress. [Read more…]
With a little planning, a splash of color and a variety of nutrients, it’s easy to bring balance to your plate. No more boring or bland meals filled with processed products. It’s time to select healthy whole foods that create some contrast! Balanced meals that include a variety of healthy ingredients provide more energy, improve mental cognition, reduce illness, support weight loss and improve your overall health. [Read more…]
Toxins come from air, water, food, beauty and hygiene products, and environmental chemicals. These endocrine disruptors can interfere with hormones and prevent your metabolism from running smoothly. Not only is it a good idea to ditch the processed, chemical-laden foods from your diet, but you also want to remove as many toxic sources from your home as possible.
Whether you’re suffering from acne, allergies, constipation or other digestive issues, Candida, weight gain, brittle bones or poor immune function, kefir’s got your back to help you feel your best. Although taking probiotics can be helpful, kefir provides a delicious solution for repopulating gut flora for better health. [Read more…]
Whether you’re a chocolate lover or looking for a healthier dessert alternative, these melt-in-your mouth, no-bake treats are sure to satisfy your senses without sabotaging your health or weight loss goals.
Unlike your typical desserts, these raw treats are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and fiber. Made from whole food ingredients, there’s absolutely no refined sugars, trans fats or chemical concoctions in these homemade goodies. In addition, the healthy fats from the nuts and shredded coconut help prevent overeating and stabilize blood sugar levels. [Read more…]
With endless “to-do” lists, family events and work deadlines, we’re constantly exposed to chronic stress that can sabotage weight loss efforts and contribute to numerous health problems.
One of the easiest and most enjoyable things you can do to reduce stress and improve your health is to incorporate yoga into your routine. With regular practice, yoga can have a huge impact on your health and weight loss goals. [Read more…]
Good quality fats are not only helpful for losing weight but essential for sustainable fat loss and maintaining good health.
Unfortunately, fats got the bad rap from years of poor research. Many of the anti-saturated fat studies lumped healthy saturated fats into the same category as man-made hydrogenated and trans fats. Other studies were done with rancid fats, which should always be avoided, even if unsaturated. With faulty research and clever “low-fat” packaging, it’s easy to believe the myth that fat is evil. [Read more…]
Instead of taking a torturous approach to eating, learn to nourish your body and you’ll discover that healthy eating can, and should, taste delicious.
Many people think they need to feel deprived in order to be healthy and lose weight. They resort to counting calories and even give up some of their favorite foods. The problem is, this creates an unhealthy relationship with food. When you restrict foods or live with guilt, saying things like “I really shouldn’t eat ice cream or pizza,” you create a lot of unnecessary stress that negatively impacts your health. [Read more…]